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Speakers Bureau

Resources: Speakers Bureau

Do you need a veterinarian who is well versed in various behavior topics for your next Continuing Education Seminar? Check out the AVSAB Speakers Bureau! This is a group of AVSAB members skilled in presenting many aspects of clinical animal behavior to your group. Use the search function below to access a list of members, their qualifications, the topics they cover and where they are located.

(**Please note – we are currently working on updating this speakers bureau list. We appreciate your patience as we work through the glitches.)

Local or state Veterinary Medical Associations qualify for either a $250 stipend per calendar year for an in-person lecture, or a $150 stipend per calendar year for a webinar presented by one of our Speakers Bureau members.

Student chapters of AVSAB qualify for either a $350 stipend for an in-person lecture, or 2 $150 stipends for a webinar per calendar year presented by one of our Speakers Bureau members.

If your VMA or SCAVSAB is interested, please contact the AVSAB treasurer, Juanita Ashton ( to determine your eligibility.  The stipend is sent out after the Speaker Bureau talk occurs. The check will be in US funds made out to the SCAVSAB chapter or VMA.

If you have other questions, please write to

If you are an AVSAB member and would like to apply to be added to the list of speakers, see below.

Available Speakers

Click on a speakers name to view contact information and their expanded bio.

NameValarie V. Tynes DVM, DACVB

Countries of License

United States

State(s) of License



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Behavior Specific Education

Residency at UC Davis in Clinical Animal Behavior
Continue to attend and provide CE in behavior
Currently training two behavior residents

Area(s) of Special Interest in Behavior

Feline behavior especially house soiling
Behavior and welfare of zoo animals
Behavior of exotic pets
Pet pig behavior and care
Repetitive behaviors

Previous Speaking Experience

Have spoken at all of the major veterinary conferences over the past 10-15 years

Speaker Bio: What would you like listed on the website?

A 1987 graduate of Texas A&M University. Board Certified in behavior since 2003. Author of numerous publications on behavior related subjects. Editor of the book, Behavior of Exotic Pets, Co-Editor of the 2014 Veterinary Clinics of North America behavior issue.

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors
  • Preventive Behavior Medicine
  • Feline house Soiling: Diagnosis and Treatment

Become A Speaker

If you are a member and would like to be considered for inclusion,
please submit an application.